Author Archives: Lori Grasty

5 Ways to Make Worship Family Friendly in Your Church

5 Ways to Make Worship Family Friendly in Your Church

I have heard many stories from parents about the churches they never went back to. Stories range from the lead pastors waiting to continue a sermon until a special needs child (who belched) was removed for the sanctuary to parents being asked to leave a church while quietly (and painfully) going through a divorce.

If you are committed to walking alongside families in all messy stages of life, here are some ways to do this and to communicate your philosophy as well. Continue Reading

4 Ways To Help Parents Be The Spiritual Influence In Their Child’s Life

4 Ways To Help Parents Be The Spiritual Influence In Their Child’s Life

One of the biggest changes in children’s ministry is the transition from pouring into kids to partnering with parents. For a long time in children’s ministry we focused mainly on kids and guiding them on their faith journey. But we know that that’s rarely enough. Recently I attended a local cross-denominational connection event children’s ministry directors. I found that… Continue Reading

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